Employee Spotlight: Kerry Hulse
Kerry Hulse, vice president of Deep South Crane & Rigging, has dedicated much of his career to improving safety for those in this unique and challenging line of business. His expertise and influence within the industry has allowed him to spearhead safety programs, resulting in the safety certification of over 100,000 crane operators.
Kerry has an intimate knowledge of the crane and rigging industry like no other. He grew up in this business, learning first-hand from his father, a crane and rigging owner, the complexities and challenges that come with transporting and operating heavy lift machinery.
In 1989, he became a member of the Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association’s (SC&RA) Governing Committee, during which time, the SC&RA Certification Task Force was established with Kerry as chairman. The goal of this task force was to establish baseline skills for crane operators, improving safety across the board. Eventually, this groundwork made possible the establishment of the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), a non-profit personnel certification organization with a sole dedication of improving the safety of lifting operations. It its 20 plus years, NCCCO has developed certifications for a large range of crane and rigging job functions, from crane operators to lift directors.
Kerry served as chairman of the NCCCO Commissioners group for 15 years after its inception, until his election to the NCCCO board in 2012. Today, Kerry is vice president of the NCCCO Board of Directors while simultaneously continuing his leadership activities with Deep South and continuing his lifelong commitment to safety.
Deep South Recognized for Excellence During Shell Turnaround
The Shell Norco Manufacturing Complex (NMC) recognized Deep South Crane and Rigging for its lifting support during the 2019 Who Dat Crackin’ Turnaround, one of the largest and most complex turnarounds in site history.
Deep South Crane and Rigging Ranked in Top 10 of the 2019 IC50
Deep South was recently ranked 9th in International Cranes and Specialized Transport’s IC 50 Index, which ranks the largest crane-owning companies worldwide. Companies are ranked by their IC Index, calculated as the total maximum load moment rating, in tonne-metres, of all cranes in a fleet. Deep South was previously ranked #13.